Pay Traffic Tickets & Other Offenses

Online – General District Court

Most traffic tickets issued in Virginia are handled by the General District Court. Always pay special attention to the paperwork you receive as it will tell you how and where to make your payment. If your ticket or fine is payable to the General District Court, you may be able to pay online.

If you have questions, contact the General District Court.

Circuit Court

If you need to pay court costs for the circuit court, you must pay in person, by mail, or by phone.

In Person

Payments can be made at the criminal division office, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., on the second floor of the courthouse, which is located at:

7507 Library Dr.
Hanover, VA 23069

By Mail

Payment can be mailed to:

Hanover Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
Attn: Criminal Division
P.O. Box 39
Hanover, VA 23069

When paying a fine by mail, please identify the account to which payment should be credited. In the case of criminal fines, this means you should include the case number and defendant’s name. The case number is important if there are multiple accounts under the defendant’s name.

By Phone

The Clerk’s Office accepts credit card payments for court cost and fines via phone. Please call (804) 365-3137 if you want to pay by phone.

Payment Plans

In some cases, the court will approve a payment plan for a defendant. Payment agreements must be approved by the court and signed in the clerk’s office or before a notary. 

Unless a payment plan agreement has been approved by the court, all fines and court costs are due in full within thirty days of court.  Failure to pay fines and court costs when due can result in: 

  • Debt collection
  • Suspension of your driver’s license

The state may withhold tax refunds and lottery proceeds and apply them to the unpaid balance of fines and court costs whether or not you have a payment plan agreement.  Please consult your attorney for more information about payment of fines and costs.


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